Happy Birthday Younis

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Younis is a portly old man who drives a beaten-up old taxi. The film follows the events on the day of his birthday, as the fiery but old-fashioned Younis struggles to find his place in the changing, modern city that surrounds him. A touching and Provocative film.

Mohammed Al Otaiba

MOHAMMED AL-OTAIBA Mohammed is one of our creative lab community members and an inspiring applicant. This project has been an amazing chapter in our journey. Huge thanks to all our creative lab members who have contributed to this amazing project. View portfolio

who worked on this project

  • Ihab MokayedBehind the scenes video
  • Hashim MalikBehind the scenes photography + extra
  • Adel Al HumeiryAssist Production Manager + extra
  • Abdullah Al JunaibiBehind the scenes photography + extra
  • Sanoop DineshAssist Production Manager
  • Faisal Al JadirContinuity Person
  • Mohammed ModafirShadow production
  • Amna Al NeyadiShadow production
  • SamiaShadow production
  • Tasneem Shadow production
  • Rami BarakatActor
  • Ayesha Al AmriAssistant Editor

Technical Specifications


shooting format: HD
screening format: uncompressed video file
frames/sec: 25
screen ratio: 16:9
colour / B&W: Colour
running time: 20:00 minutes


sound format: embedded
language: Arabic